Friday 30 September 2016

5-City Cruise, Germany: 6-Night Christmas Markets Full-Board Cruise, Hotels and Flights

Visit Cologne, Worms, Mannheim, Strasbourg and Mainz with a 4-Night Full-Board Cruise, 2-Night Hotel Stay and Flights from £579 Per Person, Based on Two Sharing

Snowdonia National Park, North Wales: 2 or 3 Night 4* Hotel Stay For Two

4* Stay for Two Guests at the Bryn Artro Country House Hotel with Full Welsh Breakfast from £99
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Halifax, Yorkshire: 1-2 Night Stay For Two With Dinner and Breakfast

Stay for Two Guests at The Rock Hotel with 2-Course Dinner and Breakfast from £64
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Durley, Dorset: 1-2 Night Spa Break For Two

Stay for Two at the Durley Dean Hotel & Spa with Breakfast, Spa Discount, Leisure Access and Late Check-Out from £69
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Thursday 29 September 2016

Lake District: 1 or 2 Nights with Breakfast; with Option for 3-Course Dinner, Tea, Cake and Prosecco at Appleby Manor

4* Lake District Stay with Breakfast

The Hotel

Steeped in the Eden Valley on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park, the four star Appleby Manor offers its guests easy access to outdoor activities, including golfing, horse riding, hiking and cycling in the surroundings, along with a restaurant boasting AA Rosette recognition and a spa centre.
  • Individually decorated en suite rooms fitted with hospitality tray and TV
  • AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, bistro, lounge bar
  • For an extra charge, visitors may try out the spa centre featuring hot tub, hydrotherapy pools, thermal areas, relaxation and treatment rooms
  • Check-in from 3pm, check-out by 11am; complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pets not allowed; TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence



Enjoy a trip to the Lake District and savour a meal in a AA Rosette-awarded restaurant

What You Get

Included in all options: Stay for two in a standard double room with full English breakfast, valid for arrivals until 9 Feb 2017
Services included in dedicated options: Tea and cake on arrival, 3-course bistro dinner and £10 credit to use towards spa treatments for £129 or £189 

Crazy Bear Hotel Break for Two with Champagne, Three Course Dinner and Breakfast from £229 (64% off)

The Hotels

Two truly unique hotels acclaimed for dramatic decor and exceptional dining. The Crazy Bear is the antithesis to bland accommodation and has been awarded Coolest Hotel Chain by Prestige Events Magazine Cool Venue Awards in 2015.

The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield

The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire is a decadent oasis of elaborate luxury, situated in the centre of the beautiful quintessentially-English Old Town Beaconsfield, just minutes from the M40 J2 and less than 20 minutes by train from London Marylebone. The oldest documented building in Beaconsfield comprises sumptuous accommodation, lavish English and Thai restaurants, two bars, four private function rooms, and a terrace with swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Conde Nast Hot List for one of the the best new hotels in the world.

The Crazy Bear Stadhampton

The Crazy Bear Stadhampton in Oxfordshire is a unique boutique hotel with flamboyant character. Set in 80 acres and surrounded by rural Oxfordshire countryside, just 15 minutes from Oxford and less than 40 miles from London. The ‘original’ Crazy Bear comprises eclectic accommodation, award-winning English and Thai restaurants, two bars, four private function rooms, abundant gardens and terraces, and is home to The Crazy Bear Farm and Farm Shop. The Sunday Times Top Ten British Hotels.


A decadent overnight break at one of two iconic hotels with exclusive Champagne, English or Thai dinner and breakfast



  • Individually designed bedrooms and suites, including a brand new suite completed in August
  • English and Thai restaurants
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool and jacuzzi (exclusive use for hotel residents)
  • Thai Massage
  • Moroccan Lounge


  • Individually designed bedrooms and suites, including two new suites completed in July
  • English and Thai restaurants
  • Bar
  • Gardens and terrace
  • Thai Massage
  • The Crazy Bear Farm and Farm Shop with new restaurant opened in July

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Hampshire: 1-3 Nights for Two with Breakfast, Dinner and Wine at The Roundabout Hotel

Hampshire Stay for Two with Dinner

The Hotel

Situated less than three miles from the 19th-century Fort Brockhurst, The Roundabout Hotel offers visitors easy access to many local attractions, including the Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, Titchfield Abbey or the Hill Head Beach. The bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms with a shower and bath, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, phone and complimentary toiletries.
  • On-site restaurant and bar with open fire
  • Free car park
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Check-in from 2pm, check-out by 11am
  • Pets allowed at £5 per pet per night - maximum two pets per room


Enjoy a break at this charming 19th century hotel, situated 15 minutes’ drive to the Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

What You Get

Included in all options: Stay for two in a standard double room with daily breakfast and dinner with wine on first night only (any main course up to the value of £14.95 each from the A La Carte Menu and a 175ml glass of wine up to the value of £3.50 each); valid for arrivals from 15 Oct 2016 to 31 Mar 2017 (Mon-Sun)

Monday 26 September 2016

Lincolnshire: 3- or 4-Night Caravan Stay for up to 6 or 8 People at Coastfield Holiday Village

Family Holiday Village Break

Coastfield Holiday Village

Located just a few steps from the beach, Coastfield Holiday Village invites families to enjoy plenty of fun moments in a holiday village with facilities such as pool, slide and toddler pool, spa pool, arcades, bars, family showbar and Aqua Lounge.
  • Caravans feature free gas and electricity, gas fire in living room, TV and a fully equipped kitchen
  • Silver Caravans kitted out with panel or blow air-heating; Gold Caravans kitted out with central heating
  • On-site supermarket, Chinese restaurant, Pizza Bar and laundrette
  • Check-in between 4pm-6pm; check-out by 10am (please enquire with the holiday park for other time requests)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in main complex
  • Pets allowed in some caravans for an additional £20 supplement per stay (enquire with the holiday park when booking)


Enjoy a family in a coastal holiday village

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Bournemouth: 1 Night for Two, Breakfast, Dinner, Wine, Health Club Access and Optional Spa Treatment at Royal Bath Hotel

Royal Bath Hotel

Just minutes from the sands and cobbles of Bournemouth beach, The Royal Bath Hotel complements its seaside location with Victorian architecture and soothing views over the English Channel.
Situated in a historic setting, this hotel boasts brightly decorated rooms kitted out with flat screen TVs and hot drink-making facilities, some with views across the bay.
Overlooking the grounds, Oscar’s Restaurant serves up traditional British cuisine including local fish and meat, complemented by an extensive wine list, while other dining opportunities may be found at Oscar’s Brasserie.
The Lounge dishes up lighter bites such as homemade scones with Dorset clotted cream. More casual plates may be found at Cafe Promenade, while two bars provide real ales and tipples.
Relaxation moments may be spent in the leisure club which offers an indoor pool alongside a steam room, hot tub and gym, as well as a selection of treatments to choose from.


Enjoy a comfortable stay at this seaside hotel in Bournemouth, with spa and a well-equipped gym with cardiovascular and resistance machines

What You Get

Included in all options: One-night stay for two in a standard double room with breakfast, buffet-style dinner, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and Spindles health club access; valid Sun-Thu between 3 Oct 2016-22 Dec 2016
*Spa treatments last 25 minutes on average, guests may choose from: scalp massage, mini facial, body polish, or leg, foot and ankle massage. Treatments must be pre-booked with the hotel on: 01202 204 910.


  • Brasserie, restaurant, lounge, cafe and two bars
  • Spa and Spindles Health & Leisure Club
  • Check-in from 3pm; check-out by 10am
  • Max. 2 well-behaved pets are permitted at £10 per pet per night supplement

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Surrey: 1 or 2 Nights for Two with Breakfast, Dinner and Spa Access; with Optional Cocktail at 4* Oatlands Park Hotel

4* Country House Stay in Surrey

The Hotel

Resting in the picturesque town of Weybridge, Oatlands Park Hotel is an 18th-century mansion offering a base for exploring Surrey. The four star country house hotel is placed amid extensive gardens and stands on the site of the grand Royal Palaces of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, while the cedar tree in the front of the hotel was planted by Charles I to celebrate the birth of his son, Henry of Oatlands.
Spacious, individually decorated rooms offer a high level of comfort and boast views of the hotel grounds and lake.
The Mulberry Restaurant provides a traditional British menu, with dishes prepared using local produce, and features an extensive wine list. The Lounge Bar offers a variety of light bites and drinks, while guests may enjoy live music of the resident pianist every Thursday night and relax to the sounds of the jazz quartet during Sunday lunch.
London Heathrow airport is approximately a 20-minute drive away, and there is a frequent service running to London Waterloo from Walton on Thames and Weybridge railway stations.


Enjoy a relaxing stay at an 18th-century mansion on the site of the grand Royal Palaces of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I


  • Restaurant and private gardens
  • Leisure facilties, golf course and tennis court
  • Check-in from 2pm; check-out by 11am
  • Pets not permitted
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary parking

Monday 19 September 2016

West Sussex: 1 Night for Two with Breakfast, Dinner and Spa Access at the 5* Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa

5* Spa Hotel in West Sussex

The Hotel

Set in a quiet corner of West Sussex and presiding over 120 acres of gardens, the five star Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa beckons with spa facilities, individually designed rooms and chic eateries. The nearby town of Crawley attracts visitors with its historic shop-strewn streets and the 400-acre Tilgate Park with a par 72-golf course, lakes and bridleways for long leisurely walks.
Dating back to the 17th century, this country house hotel boasts individually styled bedrooms featuring bespoke furniture, Vi-Spring king-sized bed or twin beds, flat-screen TVs, workstations and en suite bathrooms with bathtub and separate shower.
The Reflections Restaurant serves an array of dishes with an emphasis on locally sourced produce in a relaxed environment, while AG’s Restaurant presents a more formal affair.
Relaxing moments can be spent at Utopia Spa, which includes a swimming pool, bubble tub, sauna and steam room, as well as a fully equipped gym and fitness studio, complemented by indulgent body and skincare treatments.


Set within gardens, woodland and parkland, this spa hotel boasts a Greek-style spa and state of the art facilities

What You Get

Included in all options: Stay for two with full English breakfast, dinner to the value of £70 per couple (food only), access to the spa facilities from check-in to check-out, complimentary use of robes and slippers, complimentary selection of exercise classes, complimentary mountain bike and tennis court hire, complimentary skin care class (advance booking required), arriving between 1 Oct-31 Dec 2016


  • iPod docking station or Bluetooth audio device
  • Spa
  • Check-in from 3pm; check-out by 11am
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pets not permitted

Spa Access with Two Treatments and Lunch or Afternoon Tea at Brooklands Hotel (Up to 58% Off)

Spa Day with Afternoon Tea

Brooklands Hotel

The Brooklands Hotel resides on the site of one of the UK's most famous racing circuits, the original Brooklands racetrack. Inspiration is taken from the old track in the 1930s-style décor and even in the name of the restaurant, 1907 – the year that the motor course opened. It's now also home to the Mercedes-Benz driving experience, and the hotel even has a hot tub overlooking the Mercedes-Benz World track.

Choose Between Two Options

  • £59 for a spa access (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) with two treatments and lunch for one person (up to 54% off)
  • Robe, slippers and a Caudalie gift are provided for each client
  • Inclusive of access to the hotel’s spa facilities, such as his-and-her sauna and steam rooms, a relaxation room, and an outdoor hot tub on the balcony
  • Lunch up to the value of £15 is also provided, with options such as caesar salad with chargrilled chicken or smoked salmon sandwich accompanied by a soft drink
  • Afternoon tea is served with finger sandwiches with classical fillings of smoked salmon, egg, ham and cucumber, a selection of four sweet cake items and a homemade fruit scone with strawberry jam, lemon curd and clotted cream
  • Choice of treatments includes: Caudalie vinosource express facial | Caudalie lifting and firming eye treatment | Caudalie relaxing cranial massage | Butter London express manicure | Butter London express pedicure | Jane Scrivner body brushing

Friday 16 September 2016

Windsor Festival starts on Sunday!



With a fantastic series of concerts in the stunning Waterloo Chamber and St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, as well as other venues around Windsor and Eton we can’t wait to welcome, amongst others, The Philharmonia Orchestra and The English Chamber Orchestra to play Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.4 respectively.

Kicking off with a free bandstand concert this Sunday, in 2016 we are delighted to celebrate three significant anniversaries: The Queen’s 90th Birthday, Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary and the Centenary of the birth of violinist and Windsor Festival founding Artistic Director, Yehudi Menuhin. The fortnight is full of entertaining and exciting events; we hope hope that you find much which attracts and delights you.
(Windsor's Bandstand, image courtesy Gill Aspel) 

Sunday 18th September | Alexandra Gardens

Tuesday 20th September | St George’s Chapel

Thursday 22nd September | Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle

Saturday 24th September |Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle

Tuesday 27th September | Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle

Friday 30th September | School Hall, Eton College

Box Office: 01753 743585

Saturday 3 September 2016

Amsterdam Return Mini Cruise

The Cruise

DFDS’ two cruise ferries are brimming with entertainment and culinary possibilities, offering accommodation in well-equipped cabins fitted with en suite facilities, plug point, a table, bedding and towels.
Linking Newcastle to the pavement cafes, Impressionist artworks, and bicycle-lined streets of Amsterdam, the ships take sightseers on short-haul voyages where retail outlets, eateries, and all kind of entertainment come along for the ride.
Culinary options span the globe with a variety of buffet and a la carte goodies, while three well-stocked bars keep thirsts under control. A spirited calendar of live events buoys evenings, as live music at the Columbus Club joins cinema and casino leisure options.

The Itinerary

  • Day 1: Departure from Newcastle at 5pm (check-in by 4.15pm)
  • Day 2: Arrival at the IJmuiden terminal at 9.30am (CET). Departure from the IJmuiden terminal at 5.30pm (CET)
  • Day 3: Arrival to Newcastle at 9am


Enjoy a cruise ferry sailing from Newcastle to Amsterdam in a 2- or 4-berth cabin


  • Departure address: DFDS, International Passenger Terminal, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6EE
  • Check-in between 3pm and 4.15pm; ship arrives back in Newcastle at 9am
  • Pets not permitted
  • The beds in the cabins are arranged as bunks
  • Facilities in the cabin include: bedding, towels, en suite room with shower, basin and toilet, table, hanging area for clothing, mirror, continental plug point
  • Please note that facilities and decor vary from ship to ship